Leaf peeping is everywhere, I know. Many people go to Vermont to see the fall foliage. I understand. But Vermont's hills don't have as many conifers mixed in with the maples, oaks, aspens, beeches and birches as the Battenkill Valley does. And, as Yogi Berra famously said "nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded." So what you want to do is get yourself lost on the back roads of the Battenkill Valley - on lanes like this one - and see a photo op around every bend. Smell the wood smoke from the stove fires burning. Breathe the air, so crisp it practically snaps into your lungs. Be different. Take the road less traveled. Explore. Now is the time to discover what at least one writer believes is the most beautiful foliage in the world, right out your back door.
See you on the trail.